Thursday, April 29, 2010
Bright Gem Tulip
TULIPA BATALINII "BRIGHT GEM," CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN, GLENCOE, ILLINOIS, APRIL 28, 2010
Tamron SP AF 90mm DI Macro
1/250 sec. f11
This native of high-country Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkestan graced new concrete flower boxes in the Chicago Botanic Garden's Heritage Garden yesterday. The petals are described as small and delicate, opening wide to the midday sun and closing to a traditional bulbous shape in the evening. The splash of crimson on one petal is particularly striking.